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        11-22-2008, 07:04 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I would definitely recommend a Morgan. Their size is normally on the smaller side (though not ponies), and they do very well at Dressage. I've also heard of them doing well in the western arena, which doesn't surprise me, because they're an extremely versatile breed. They're also sensible, but they do have a mind of their own, so they do occasionally "argue" with you (this is from personal experience with Dressage training my Morgan, anyway..). But they're calm, all the same. :)
         
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        11-22-2008, 08:59 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    I'd say a morgan. Quarter horses are great too, but many look awkward english to me.
         
        11-23-2008, 08:52 AM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Joshie    
    I'd really recommend making friends with a horse trainer. Our riding teacher is a horse trainer and he picked out a horse for us. He asked my daughter what she wanted (size, etc.) and then he went around and looked at local horses for sale. He sent us pictures of a couple and we told him which ones we thought were prettier but told him that we thought he needed to decide. We never saw our horse in person until he brought the horse to his house on a week's trial.
    When it comes time to actually buy, I always recommend this, too. It's very important that your desires, skill, and planned use match well with the horse. We have good, very experienced breeder/trainer/lesson friends down the road that will always watch you ride/ride with you, understand what you want FIRST, then give a list of horses that they think would be good matches...and go through the same steps with each possible choice, no matter how long it takes. Too many times, 'emotional' buying winds up with an unhappy horse and owner.
         
        11-23-2008, 11:26 PM
      #14
    Showing
    May I suggest Canadians? I would stick to a horse that has been well worked with, handled and ridden. If you are a first time horse buyer, bringing your trainer along or having your trainer find the horse for you would be a great idea. If you are an experienced horse owner than going down to the breed you want is great, otherwise it shouldn't really matter. There are great horses in all disciplines and breeds
         
        11-23-2008, 11:45 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I'd say paint or QH.

    I pracitce dressage and I work with a belgian and a percheron. Most dressage horses are bigger built.
         
        11-23-2008, 11:53 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Plain and simple QHs are the way to go
         

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